The latest group of updated and encoded legacy finding aids has just been posted online and includes nearly 100 finding aids. Some of the notable collections in this group are:
Edward Asbury O’Neal (1818-1890) was a lawyer, local secession leader, Confederate Army officer, a member of the Constitutional Convention of 1875, and governor of Alabama from 1882 to 1886. The collection chiefly consists of Civil War letters among O’Neal and his two sons in the Confederate Army, and his wife at home in Florence, Ala.; postwar letters and papers relating to his law practice in Florence, Ala., and Huntsville, Ala.; and correspondence concerning his two gubernatorial campaigns and Alabama politics, with very little concerning the United States presidential election of 1876. Volumes are chiefly scrapbooks of clippings and manuscripts pertaining to O’Neal’s political career, as well as other members of the O’Neal family.
William Picard Jacocks (1877-1965), native of Bertie County, N.C., was a physician. The collection contains correspondence, reports, articles, and other papers of Jacocks. Included are correspondence and other materials relating to his work as a public health specialist in India and Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) under the auspices of the Rockefeller Foundation, 1914-1942, where a lot of his work focused on hookworm infections. Also included is correspondence from the years following his retirement in Chapel Hill, N.C., in 1942, dealing with family matters, genealogy, and University of North Carolina alumni affairs; his diaries, 1939-1965; papers he wrote on public health issues; clippings; photographs and drawings; and museum items.
James Morris Morgan (1845-1928) was a Confederate naval officer; a soldier in Egypt, 1870-1871; a businessman in Washington, D.C.; and an author. The collection includes letters, chiefly 1900-1925, from Morgan to his daughter, niece, and nephew, containing personal news, reflections, and advice. Also included are later letters between family members in Shreveport, La., and Washington, D.C.; scattered letters received by Morgan; and a few items relating to his Confederate and Egyptian service. An 1884 letter was written while Morgan was employed in helping put up the Statue of Liberty.
Edward Brett Randolph (1792-1848) was a United States Army officer in the Apalachicola River region of Florida during the 1st Seminole War. The collection is a diary, 11 January-8 May 1818, of Randolph. Entries are brief, containing little detail. Topics mentioned include Generals Edmund Pendleton Gaines and Andrew Jackson; visits to Fort Scott, Fort Gadsden, and Fort St. Marks; foraging for food; hostile and peaceful interactions with Native Americans; the capture and execution of Alexander Arbuthnot and Robert C. Armbrister, British subjects suspected of inciting Native Americans; and the massacre of Native Americans by a Georgia militia unit.
Clara Compton Raymond (born 1857) was a resident of the Evergreen and Flowerton plantations in Rapides Parish, La., and was educated in Stuttgart, Germany, and Geneva, Switzerland, 1865-1868. The collection is her recollections, written in the 1930s, of her life as a girl on the Evergreen and Flowerton plantations in Rapides Parish, La., and of her education in Stuttgart, Germany, and Geneva, Switzerland, 1865-1868.
A complete list of all updated and encoded legacy finding aids can be found here.